• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 300g golden syrup
  • 3/4 tbsp alkaline water
  • 75ml corn oil
  • 1 tsp chocolate essence
  • 1/2 tsp coffee essence
  • Sift twice:
  • 375g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • To make egg glaze, mix well and strain:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • Large pinch of salt


  1. Combine golden syrup, alkaline water and corn oil in a mixing bowl, then set aside for 4-5 hours.
  2. Blend in essences and fold in sifted dry ingredients. Mix into a dough and set aside again for another 4-5 hours.
  3. Divide pastry dough into small 45g balls. Flatten dough and wrap durian filling. Dust wooden mould lightly with flour and put in dough-wrapped filling. Knock out and place mooncakes on slightly greased trays.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 13 minutes. Remove and leave to cool. After a minute, brush with egg glaze and bake for another 5 minutes or till done.

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